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November 30, 2015

Shorties (Jeanette Winterson in Conversation with Marlon James, Remembering Allen Toussaint, and more)

Jeanette Winterson in conversation with Marlon James.


The New Yorker remembered musician Allen Toussaint.


16 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 401), including The Telegraph's best science books, the Minneapolis Star/Tribune's critics' favorite books, and World of Tea's list of tea books.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.


Pitchfork recommended music-related gifts.


Electric Literature interviewed author Ben Lerner.


American Songwriter looked back on Pavement's career.


The Reading Lives podcast interviewed author Celeste Ng.


Nathaniel Rateliff visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Rumpus interviewed author William Gibson.


Paste recommended obscure folk albums.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Heidi Julavits.


PopMatters interviewed Warren Zanes about his Tom Petty biography Petty.


FSG Originals talked technology with author J.M. Ledgard.


The A.V. Club listed definitive Pearl Jam songs.


Longreads features an excerpt from Matthew Gavin Frank’s essay collection The Mad Feast.


All Things Considered interviewed Adele about her new album 25.


The Guardian listed the best dialog in crime fiction.


Flavorwire listed the most ridiculous teen tragedy songs.


Hazlitt interviewed author Orhan Pamuk.


eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
A Sport and a Pastime
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz



also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)


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